This is hilarious coming from one of the biggest loudmouths in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler said he has faced hurtful personal attacks from Orthodox precincts since he announced his support of the Iran nuclear deal.
Nadler, D-N.Y., told the Israeli daily Haaretz this week that the attacks have come from the religiously and politically conservative precincts in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.
He noted also that he has received emails and calls of support since he announced his backing for what he called the “flawed” deal on Friday in a more than 5,000-word statement, citing as a major reason his support for Israel. He is the sole Jewish lawmaker from his state to support the deal.
Of the attacks, Nadler told Haaretz, “Of course it hurts. It’s emotional.”
“Most hurtful is people asserting, shouting, that somehow I am anti-Israel,” he said. “I’ve been a supporter of Israel my whole life.”
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is Orthodox, has threatened to raise millions of dollars to mount a primary challenge to Nadler, according to the report.
“The political consequences are concerning, but I had to” support the deal,” Nadler told Haaretz. “How could I live with myself if I voted against it knowing that would increase the chances of a bomb in Iranian hands? How could I do that?
“What bothers me about this debate is its incivility, excoriating people as traitors or dual loyalists.”
Mr. Nadler, pressed on Republican concerns of fraud with the program, continued firing away at those on the other side of the aisle. “There’s no evidence. Look, [with] any program human beings will find a way to have some fraud,” he replied. “There will be plenty of protections to minimize the fraud.
If the Republicans wanted to say, ‘Let’s put in this action for protection or put in that action for protection,’ that would be something else. But they’re just using that as an excuse. They just want people to starve and it’s disgusting.”
Reached for comment, Mr. Nadler’s office pointed Politicker to the congressman’s past statement on the bill, which also notes the legislation’s positive aspects while calling the cuts “cruel and unnecessary.”
But hey, let’s be more civil, like the left has been toward Chuck Schumer for opposing the Iran deal.
— Class Warfare Exists (@ClassWarfare123) August 8, 2015
The left is always so civil. Just ask #WarmongerChuck.